Written by Alison Sickelka

Vertex Webcast Series: Digital Twins for Service Teams and IoT Analytics in 30 Minutes

Digital transformation has been the promise at manufacturing organizations for years now, and the events of the past few months have only served to solidify the need for change in order to stay competitive. Most manufacturers understand the value that can be derived from moving to digital workflows and unlocking enterprise data. However, companies can quickly feel overwhelmed when they realize their existing tools are not up to the challenge of addressing their digital strategies. In fact, this feeling of being overwhelmed is one of the reasons why it has taken some companies so long to finally begin a formal digital transformation. The key difference now is change can no longer wait: without digital transformation, companies won’t be able to stay relevant.

The added pressure to maintain business continuity can further overwhelm organizations. As companies reopen factory lines and get business moving again, many are looking to digital solutions to stay productive, timely, and safe, and to improve decisions being made throughout their organization. A key component to making that happen is to turn data into actionable insights. What better way to do that than by aligning data to a digital representation of the product it’s derived from? This is called the digital twin. The digital twin connects siloed departments and external operations, providing all teams with a shared visual context that mirrors the physical products they build, sell and support.

Vertex’s 3D platform for the digital twin gives companies the ability to bring powerful 3D visuals to business systems. Whether it’s providing 3D work instructions to technicians, improving defect reporting through 3D part selection, or visualizing IoT data on the actual product design, the Vertex visualization engine helps manufacturers boost accuracy, increase efficiency and make better business decisions. Our approach to distributed cloud rendering makes visualizing massive models both fast and seamless to the end user. And we’ve designed our platform to be easy to work with, so integrating your PLM data or embedding our SDK into your business application is easy and seamless for your developers, too. To show you the power behind our platform, we are beginning a weekly, 30 minute webcast series over the next month to show you the true value behind Vertex for digital twins.

Our first two sessions, on August 26 and September 2 at 12:30pm CT, are tackling the opportunities that digital twins can provide in service and training and IoT and analytics:

  • Changing the Way We Service Products: Still working with 2D work instructions? Using static visuals to identify and order parts? It’s time to use digital twins to improve your service workflows. Join our webcast to learn how the Vertex platform gives service techs in the field the ability to access 3D work instructions on any device.
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  • Gain Insights by Visualizing Real-Time IoT Data in Your 3D Design: Vertex helps manufacturers build context of their rich sensor data by visualizing the data on the actual product design, turning that data into actionable insights. Join our webcast to learn how to visualize IoT data to identify improvements, diagnose problems faster, and generate revenue through part repair, issue identification, and replacement parts.
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If you’re feeling overwhelmed by how to make the most of Industry 4.0, you do not want to miss these two demos. Join us for these lunch-and-learn style webcasts to learn how to implement the digital twin in your organization.

About Alison Sickelka

Alison Sickelka has worked with product teams for over a decade, in both business and product roles. Currently, Alison oversees product management at Vertex Software. Alison and her team work across the organization and with customers to ensure Vertex discovers and delivers valuable solutions to market that customers love.

Alison has been at the cross-section of business and technology throughout her career, and enjoys spending time understanding customer needs and then working with engineering and stakeholders to develop new solutions to solve those needs. Prior to joining Vertex, Alison served as senior product manager at SpotX where she worked with leadership to shape the product roadmap, identified new market opportunities, and drove projects from inception to launch.

Alison holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from Iowa State University and a master's degree in media management from The New School.